This podcast from The Charles Rivers Show features music journalist/ author of The Modern Lovers 33 1/3 series, Sean Maloney. Sean discusses the historic backdrop of the birth of the Boston based rock band The Modern Lovers featuring songwriter Jonathan Richman. What drove him to write the songs that became the first Modern Lovers album? Caught between a cultural landslide between the end of the 60s era leading into an era that thrived on an increase of crime and gentrification in industrial and urban cities, The Modern Lovers wrote the perfect soundtrack for a very confusing and fucked up time.
Richmond was both artistically and culturally a force between the love generation and the presence and growth of punk rock.
Sean's book is available February 9th. Pre order your copy now for the story of how this album has become a classic.